Valentina Larini


Born in Milan in 1997, she has been living close to Brescia until she moved back to Milan for her studies at the University of Milan-Bicocca, where she attained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She then moved to Pavia to start a Master in Chemistry at the University of Pavia.


2019 – current: Master’s degree, Università degli studi di Pavia

Attended several courses on all chemical sectors, with specific focus on inorganic and physical chemistry. In-depth courses on nanochemistry, coordination compounds and photovoltaic industry.

2016 – 2019: Bachelor’s degree, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca

Attended courses on organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry. Several laboratory experiments that required precision, time managment and teamwork.

Thesis: “Hot injection synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles with luminescent properties.”

Final mark: 110/110, cum laude

2011-2016: High school diploma, Liceo linguistico Galielo Galilei, Palazzolo s/O

Learned English, Spanish and French, their culture and literature.

Final mark: 90/100

2011 – 2017: Summer English courses

Oxford (UK), Kaplan International English. July 2017

Cairns (AUS), Kaplan International English. Aug-Sept 2016

Miami (USA), EF education first. Aug 2014

Weymouth (UK), English Centre. July 2013

Poole (UK), Eagle International School. July 2012

Cirencester (UK), VivaLingue. July 2011


Mar 2019 – Sept 2019: R. Scotti research lab, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca

Research project on ZnO nanoparticles (5-20 nm diameter), optimized for a potential use as scintillation nanoparticles in X-Ray Photodynamic Therapy (XPDT) for deep cancer treatment. 

Personal information and interests

Mother tongue: Italian

Additional languagesEnglish, Spanish, French

Digital skills: Office softwares, Origin, ImageJ 

Passionate about savate boxing.

Interested in art.